Overcome Dry Air Dangers

Overcome Dry Air Dangers

Hello!

According to this article, studies have shown that dry air has four main effects on the human body:*

  1. Breathing dry air is a potential health hazard that can cause such respiratory ailments as asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, and nosebleeds or general dehydration since body fluids are depleted during respiration.
  2. Skin moisture evaporation can cause skin irritations and eye itching.
  3. Irritative effects, such as static electricity which causes mild shocks when metal is touched, are common when the air moisture is low.
  4. The “apparent temperature” of the air is lower than what the thermometer indicates, and the body “feels” colder.

Living in the lower half of the state of Alabama where we typically have high humidity in the summer months, I can attest to the fact that higher humidity can cause us to feel warmer!  The flip-side is also true.  Lower humidity can cause us to feel cooler.  So one benefit of upping the humidity in cooler months may be help on your heating bills!  Using your essential oils diffusers can help put moisture back into the air with the added benefits from your essential oils.  

If dry skin is a problem, in addition to humidifying the air, you can lock in some of the moisture right away by patting dry after bath/shower (not rubbing) and then using a light body oil or lotion [like Genesis Hand and Body Lotion].  To be sure the product you use doesn't have damaging ingredients and can even support your skin's natural healing properties look to Young Living's range of products suitable for every member of the family.  Also, be sure to use a moisturizing soap to avoid stripping natural and beneficial oils from your skin. Valor Bar Soap is one of my favorites!

Folks tend to promote the need to stay hydrated in hot summer months, but not so much in winter.  But with dry indoor air, it's still important to maintain excellent hydration from the inside out.  Warm herbal teas and hot cocoas may be more appealing.  Try adding different flavors with Vitality oils (just a drop!) or pre-diluted Vitality Drops to jazz up your winter drinks, warm or cold.  

TIP: Always choose metal, glass or ceramic containers when using essential oils as some can break down the material in plastic containers.

Dry nose? 
 A simple saline spray can help as can tenting your head with a towel over a sink/bowl of hot, steamy saltwater while breathing deeply for a few minutes.  You can do basically the same thing in a hot shower (but you don't want to beat up your skin with very hot water for too long).  Add a Shower Steamer from Young Living for an added punch.   

Happy Oiling!
~Dawn


*Disclaimer: Please remember that anything discussed herein does not constitute professional licensed legal or medical advice and is not a substitute for appropriate legal or medical advice suited to your individual situation or for your own due diligence.


Mom-ability

Mom-ability

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Question:  When Mom wants what’s best for her family and the family doesn’t get it, what’s a mom to do?  

You are ready to infuse your home and family with the goodness of pure essential oils and have got a vision for how much healthier you would all be if they would embrace your new passion with you.  

But they don’t.  At least not yet. 


Rather than going head to head with your family, what are some less combative ways to get them on the oily train with you?  


Here are a few suggestions:


  • Diffuse.  When you diffuse essential oils the whole household benefits.  I recommend using something uplifting and not too “strange”, like lemon or orange essential oil, and when they warm up to it a bit try getting their input to choose what they would like.  

  • Trade out soap and shampoo.  Using essential oils infused soaps and shampoos is an easy way to help your family derive the benefits of essential oils and to hook them on it.  Just give it a try.  Try our Valor bar soap for the bath and Thieves Foaming Hand Soap for the sink.  KidScents shampoo is great for the younger set (I use it, too!) Or choose a more adult one for you & Dad or the teens.

  • Vitality oils in your recipes here and there. Just add them last so they are not heated at high heat, and remember just a drop will do! (The essential oils with the white "Vitality" labels are approved for internal/dietary use!)

  • Trade out your vitamins.  Essential oil infused vitamins and supplements are absorbed better by the body!  Try chewable MightyVites for the kiddos.  

  • Have remedy’s ready for when someone has sore muscles or boo-boos - - a quick way to get them to become a believer is when they experience the relief for themselves!  

  • One more - - Thieves Household Cleaner - - make up spray bottles of this concentrate for whenever spills and splatters happen as well as for regular cleaning.  Not only will you be avoiding the toxic chemicals in other cleaning products but you and your family will benefit from the essential oils as well.  And they will be getting used to the natural plant scents rather than the synthetic fragrances of other products.


If these tips are helpful to you, ask me how to get more tips like these so you can infuse your home and family with the goodness of essential oils.  And feel free to browse the O. f. O. online store here.

Happy Oiling!
~Dawn


Disclaimer: Please remember that anything discussed herein does not constitute professional licensed legal or medical advice and is not a substitute for appropriate legal or medical advice suited to your individual situation or for your own due diligence.